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Dave7 14th November 2012 01:44

Can anyone id this Jaguar E-Type kit car?
 
Now here is something interesting - a fiberglass kit car made to resemble a Jaguar E-Type. Is has all Volvo running bits - 240 series bits I believe. The engine and gearbox was missing from this example. The doors and trunk lid were also missing. The frame was rather beefy and a bit crude but the body was done quite nicely. I'd never heard of an E-Type replica. A few web searches show some Jaguar XJ based ones but they look rather nicer than this one probably every was.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8...f1dc69edf5.jpg

The blocky Volvo wheel doesn't really fit ...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8...4313d85e0f.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8480/8...402cee855f.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8...96533c227c.jpg

A live rear axle!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8...96533c227c.jpg

here is a shot of the beefy chassis

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/8...9dbf59d79e.jpg

I believe the tires were all spare tires from the Volvo 240 series.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8...f30dfae27b.jpg

Anyone have any information on it? It looks like to me it was once on the road but got rather neglected.

jonkoxe 14th November 2012 11:43

Hi Dave7,

This is most likely a JPR Wildcat. These were built in the UK by John Randell at a factory based at the Goodwood Circuit. They were typically based on Cortina running gear but John offered to re-jig the chassis for other donor cars if possible. Take a look at http://www.jprwildcat.co.uk/index.html
The club are aware of cars that were exported to many parts of the world and my have some info about this one.

Dave7 15th November 2012 03:17

Thanks that does look like a likely candidate.


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